In 2003 Anthony Joseph Lanman composed his SEVEN LAMENTATIONS ON THE DEATH OF JOHN DOWLAND as a Concerto for alto flute and string orchestra. Lanman writes that the Seven Lamentations was written during the most difficult emotional period of his life. "The piece, modeled on John Dowland's seven "Lachrimae" pavans, is essentially a set of seven variations on a common theme. Unlike the Dowland, which is a set of musical variations, this concerto is more a set of variations on an emotional theme. I chose to filter these emotions through the darkest of John Dowland's music."

A native of Houston, Texas Anthony Joseph Lanman received his BM in composition at the University of Texas in the Spring of 2000. He has recently received an MM in composition from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a DM at the same location. Mr. Lanman is an active performer on both the renaissance lute and 8-string electric guitar

The video presents an abbreviated version of the concerto with flute soloist Kathryn Lukas who played for the premiere of the work.